` CDS – Celeritas Digital Solutions

People

Delivering innovative solutions rapidly and efficiently.

  1. Imran Hussain

    CEO

    Imran is the founder and CEO of CDS. Over the last 5 years since launching CDS, he has expanded the portfolio of services being offered and built strong partnering relationships with clients making CDS a trusted agency for large brands. He is a frequent speaker at events organized by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and industry marketing conferences. Prior to CDS, he spent more than 16 years in management consulting designing and delivering business solutions for clients in the pharmaceutical, telecom and financial services industries.

  2. Brendon Lobo

    COO

    Brendon is the Chief Operating Officer at CDS and is responsible for running operations across several office locations for CDS. Over the last 4 years, he has been instrumental in growing the design and animation team while ensuring that high quality standards are met routinely. He also leads business development activities for the company in Asia and the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region, and presents at local and regional events. Prior to joining CDS, he had about 15 years of in similar roles at various multinational organizations.

  3. Christopher O'Connell

    Lead - Graphic Design

    Christopher leads graphic design work on a range of client projects,including videos, mobile apps, and print media. He works closely with clients to help shape the creative vision and remains engaged through all stages of the design and development process. He has significant experience with illustration work, creative writing, UI/UX design and music composition and brings his wide array of skills to bear to help meet critical client objectives.

  4. Madhura Samarth

    Creative Head - India

    Madhura runs production operations for CDS in India. In this capacity, she provides creative input on digital content projects for clients globally. Over the last decade, she has worked with major global and Indian brands on strategy and creative thinking, in the offline as well as online space. Prior to joining CDS, she founded and ran Sharp Shooter Films Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture with the WPP Group, focused on TV ads and digital marketing campaigns.

  5. Collin Pissara

    Animation & VFX Lead

    Collin has lead animation and motion-design projects at CDS for about 2 years. He has over 10 years of prior experience in a broadcast television creative environment and is an expert motion designer in After Effects, Photoshop and Cinema 4D. At NBC Sports, he served as Art Director managing a 12 person design team. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002.

  6. Sharoon Khalid

    Project Manager

    Sharoon has been a project lead at CDS for more than five years handling clients for video production and eLearning solutions. Having been involved in all aspects of digital content production from requirements definition, through design and storyboarding, and production and publishing, he works effectively across departments at CDS to ensure that client timelines, budget and overall objectives are met 100% of the time on every project. Sharoon has a Bachelor's Degree in Media Science and a Diploma in Project Management with 5 years of experience prior to CDS.

  7. Jawaad Hussain

    Project Manager

    Jawaad is the Project Lead for Development at CDS. He is responsible for the development of Web, IOS and Android applications. From the initial storyboard to the final product his technical knowledge, Skill and Experience transforms an idea into a Top of the line Application that boasts both excellent User Experience & Quality. Prior to his Role as a Project Lead, Jawaad has about 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst in the IT industry with a Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering and a Diploma in Project Management.

  8. Umer Sumra

    Lead – UX/UI Designs

    Umer Sumra is the Lead – UX/UI designs at CDS. Over the past 3 years, He has been involved in all aspects of digital content production from requirements definition, through design and storyboarding, making sure that the end product is spot on in terms flow, design and user Experience. Umer has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Diploma in Graphics & Fine Arts with 10 years of prior to joining CDS experience.

  9. Sahar Jatoi

    QA Lead

    Sahar leads the Quality Assurance department at CDS and her team is involved with all projects delivered to clients. In her three years at CDS, Sahar has worked across several departments, including content writing, eLearning development, and video production and has a unique set of skills and experience that allows her to ensure all digital content delivered to clients is of the highest quality. Prior to joining CDS, she spent 6-7 years as a K-12 school teacher and subsequently a corporate training executive. She has a Masters degree in International Relations.

  10. Jamshaid Ali

    Mobile App Development Head

    Jamshaid is the Technical Lead at CDS. His Portfolio includes designing, debugging and troubleshooting the Application code for best optimization. Jamshaid holds a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, his majors are programming, data base management system, software requirement engineering and software management object oriented.

  11. Ace Salisbury

    Production Lead

    Ace is a talented director who has been working with CDS since 2012 and has directed a series of client shoots ranging from executive interviews and customer testimonials to high-tech manufacturing facilities. His skills and experience span pre-production planning, on-site direction and photography, and post-production editing allowing him to provide creative a technical input on CDS's diverse mix of projects. He has produced award-winning documentaries and films and is a native New Yorker.

  12. David Haldijan

    Camerawork

    David is an experienced videographer and photographer who has been Director of Photography at CDS for more than 2 years. He has worked on a broad set of projects with clients like MacMillan Films, Cory Booker for US Senate and German public TV. His works have been shown at major film festivals including Cannes and he routinely produces and edits independent video projects.

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